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Shiel clear on what went wrong

Dylan Shiel says a straightforward approach to reviewing Essendon’s heavy loss to GWS has kept the Bombers’ minds clear ahead of their clash with St Kilda.

4:00pm  Mar 28, 2019

All business for Shiel

Dylan Shiel isn't expecting any banter with his former teammates ahead of Essendon’s important season opener against GWS on Sunday.

4:16pm  Mar 18, 2019

Shiel embraces club history

New Essendon star Dylan Shiel says he already feels a personal connection to the rich history of the club.

10:54am  Mar 6, 2019

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ICYMI | Shiel on 3AW

11:36am  Apr 15, 2019

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6:00pm  Apr 11, 2019

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Dylan
Shiel

Midfielder

Height
182 cm
DOB
09-03-1993
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2019
5
Career
140
Goals
2019
0
Career
64
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
511
Avg
102
DylanShiel

Player bio

At a glance

Junior clubs: Edithvale-Aspendale, Caulfield Grammar, Dandenong Stringrays
Recruited from: GWS Giants
Draft history: 17-year-old access selection, 2011 natiional draft
AFL debut: Round 1, 2012
Brownlow votes: 36

Boom recruit from the NAB AFL Trade Period who will add an exciting mix of power and class to the squad in 2019.

The former Giant is an athletic on-baller known for his speed and strength, which allows him to have a crucial impact on the game both inside and outside of the contest.

Shiel was rewarded with an All-Australian selection in 2017 after dominating his opposition in the middle and leading the league for centre clearances, while he continued his impressive form in 2018, averaging nearly 26 disposals, five clearances, nine contested possessions and five inside 50s.

The experienced 25-year-old’s inclusion to the side’s ever-evolving midfield will allow even greater flexibility for the club and add the star power that could take the side to the next level.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 15.0
    • Handballs 14.4
    • Disposals 29.4
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 102.2

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 North Melbourne Rd 5
Handballs 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Disposals 36 North Melbourne Rd 5
Marks 7 North Melbourne Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 127 North Melbourne Rd 5

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 112 - 40 10 15 25 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 75
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 14 13 27 5 0 0 1 5 0 1 101
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 16 15 31 4 0 1 0 4 0 2 109
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 12 16 28 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 99
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 23 13 36 7 0 1 1 3 0 1 127
6 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 2 75 72 147 20 0 3 2 20 0 5 511

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 140
    • Kicks 12.1
    • Handballs 12.4
    • Disposals 24.5
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 87.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Geelong Cats Rd 7, 2018
Handballs 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 5, 2015
Disposals 39 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4, 2015
Marks 8 Fremantle Rd 7, 2016
Hit-outs 2 Melbourne Rd 21, 2014
Tackles 12 North Melbourne Rd 9, 2018
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 2, 2015
AFL Fantasy 136 Melbourne Rd 2, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 75 72 147 20 0 3 2 20 0 5 511
2018 GWS Giants 321 274 595 66 0 18 15 79 6 14 2048
2017 GWS Giants 329 327 656 65 0 23 21 92 12 15 2251
2016 GWS Giants 319 320 639 82 1 28 16 84 13 15 2253
2015 GWS Giants 164 202 366 38 1 21 6 56 8 9 1295
2014 GWS Giants 186 207 393 65 2 8 13 82 9 11 1531
2013 GWS Giants 194 217 411 62 2 12 20 70 11 11 1513
2012 GWS Giants 108 120 228 39 0 9 9 46 5 4 881

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points

Awards

AFL Awards

2012 Rising Star nominee

2015 AFLPA 22under22 team

2017 All-Australian

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Sydney Rd 1, 2012 ANZ Stadium L 63
50th game Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2014 Marvel Stadium W 6
Finals debut Sydney QF, 2016 ANZ Stadium W 36
100th game Brisbane Rd 14, 2017 The Gabba W 60